Afternoon Report: April 29

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news

Garry Major
Published 04/29/2013 11:33 by Garry Major, read by 5,649 people.

Theo Walcott admits Arsenal are in for a tense end to the season in the race for a place in the Champions League.

A 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday left the Gunners in fourth in the Premier League table, two points ahead of north London rivals Tottenham, who have played a game less.

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez is keeping quiet over the prospect of Blues captain John Terry making an England return.

The 32-year-old defender made back-to-back appearances for the first time since February by featuring in Sunday's 2-0 win against Swansea, which saw the Blues consolidate their position in the Premier League top four.

Manchester City were in record-equalling form against West Ham on Saturday but that was of no interest to boss Roberto Mancini.

The 2-1 victory meant City have now scored in 48 consecutive home games, putting them level with their previous longest run, but Mancini was quick to downplay the achievement after the win over the Hammers.

Robin van Persie says he is now eager to win every trophy going after securing the Premier League title in his first season at Manchester United.

The Dutch striker left Arsenal for Old Trafford last summer in search of silverware and has been an integral figure in United reclaiming the top-flight crown.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas feels Gareth Bale was fully deserving of his double at the Professional Footballers' Association awards.

The 23-year-old, who has scored 19 goals in 29 games for Spurs this term, became the first player to do the double since Cristiano Ronaldo, rounding off a remarkable season.

Franz Beckenbauer has warned Bayern Munich that Barcelona will not hesitate to use dirty tricks in the return of their Champions League semi-final tie at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The Catalans were beaten 4-0 at the Allianz Arena last week and the West Germany legend has little doubt that they will give their all in the return in an attempt to turn things around.

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